Bundaarra Retreat

Are you looking for something more than just “a place to stay”? Searching for a one-of-a-kind luxury experience, in an absolutely unforgettable location?

Immerse yourself in the beautiful tropical paradise of Bundaarra Retreat, where you can enjoy complete privacy, relaxation, and tranquility in this special part of Northern Queensland. Nestled in the middle of 60 acres of World Heritage rainforest, the luxurious residence is perched at the top of the Kuranda Range and is a mere 5 minutes’ drive from Kuranda Village. The rare isolation of this tropical wilderness invites birds, butterflies and all sorts of wonderful wildlife to the doorstep of the property, allowing you to immerse yourself in the teeming sights and sounds of the rainforest.

Upon arriving at the house, you will soon realise why Bundaarra Retreat is not just accommodation, but a destination in itself. Designed by renowned architect Chris Vandyke, the Retreat boasts a distinctive, stylish layout with an airy Balinese aesthetic. The house is fully furnished with quality furniture and fittings, ensuring your comfort and relaxation from the living room, your bedroom, or one of the several outdoor spaces from which you can enjoy the serene ambience of the rainforest.  The house’s state-of-the-art, gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances to cover your every need, including a dishwasher and a Nespresso machine. Put your feet up and relax in the comfort of the indoor living area, or enjoy the tropical ambience from one of the several outdoor lounge areas around the house.

Peace and serenity lie at the heart of the Retreat, where water gardens wrap around a canopied, furnished deck that lends itself perfectly to an afternoon spent reading. The water gardens are bordered by four large bedrooms and a fully-equipped media room with a fold-out couch, providing bedding for up to 12 guests. Every bedroom has a ceiling fan and air conditioning, as well as a wardrobe containing luxury slippers and bathrobes. All three bathrooms are furnished with bespoke L’ytia amenities and luxury Sheridan linen. The two indoor bathrooms are modern and sleek, while the outdoor bathroom affords you the novelty of an open-air shower and beautiful freestanding bath surrounded by the sounds of the rainforest.

The sensational abundance of birds and wildlife is sure to enthrall nature enthusiasts and amateurs alike. The back of the Retreat boasts a 15 metre heated wet-edge pool with an uninterrupted view into the rainforest. There is also a large fire pit perfect for bonfires and an evening spent under the stars.

Come and stay at Bundaarra Retreat, but beware: the house and its surrounds are so beautiful, you’ll never want to leave!

AWD recommended.


Nightly Rate $850.00 ($4,250.00 for 5 nights)
Minimum Nights: 5
Guests included: 4
Additional Guests: $50.00 per person per night
Maximum Guests: 10
Check-In: 2pm
Check-Out: 10am
Tariff shown is applicable for up to 4 guests and is accommodation only.
Parties, weddings and events are not permitted at this retreat without prior approval!
Comparable Rate: 4 guests per night: Airbnb from $1,000.00, Stayz from $901.00

Facilities & Features

  • 4 spacious bedrooms (1 king with ensuite; 1 king/2 king singles; 1 king/2 king singles; 1 Queen)
  • 3 bathrooms including 1 outdoor bathroom supplied with L’ytia amenities
  • Gourmet kitchen including dishwasher and Nespresso machine
  • State-of-the-art entertainment and appliances
  • Unlimited WiFi
  • Media room (with fold-out couch)
  • Gas BBQ
  • Tropical outdoor living areas with large fire pit
  • Heated wet-edge infinity swimming pool
  • Outdoor shower
  • Water gardens
  • Tropical gardens
  • Hairdryers
  • Luxury dressing gowns and slippers provided in all bedrooms
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Double car garage
  • Full laundry facilities
  • All linen and beach towels are provided
  • Holidays with pets permitted with prior permission only (bond may apply)

Executive Service

We are here to help you tailor-make your perfect Queensland vacation. Upon your arrival at Bundaarra Retreat, a personal meet and greet service will be provided to help you settle into the local area. We can also recommend day excursions, car rental, in-house catering, babysitting, spa treatments, massages, and private yoga sessions at an additional cost not included in the tariff.

Spa Indulgence

To enhance your holiday experience, we offer a 3-hour spa experience for your ultimate relaxation. In the comfort and luxury of your own retreat, you will be relaxed and grounded with a foot soak, a full body desert salt exfoliation, a warm mapi mud body wrap, and a scalp massage. Refresh with a tropical shower, then surrender body and soul to a full body massage, followed by a facial and indulgent pampering for the hands and feet. Re-harmonise in your natural surrounds and drift away to the soothing sounds of the rainforest.

We are happy to tailor a personalised spa package for your stay.


Bundaarra Retreat is situated in the heart of tropical rainforest at the top of the Kuranda Range. The elevated location ensures a cooler year-round climate compared to the nearby coast, and its distance from major towns allows for true intimacy with the untouched natural surrounds.  The local village of Kuranda is a five minutes’ drive away, offering shops and attractions such as the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Cairns, the Tableland, the Cairns Northern Beaches, and Port Douglas are perfect places to explore on a day out, each being within 30-45 minutes’ drive of the Retreat.